At Chronicle Books, Melissa Manlove and Naomi Kristen have both been promoted to senior editor, children’s.
Scholarly publisher Emerald has hired Philippa Grand, PhD as editorial director, social science books and publisher, sociology, criminology & social policy. Pete Baker runs their scholarly and professional business, finance and economics books division, Jenny McCall has joined as a publisher, and Amy Potter is their new head of books marketing.
Author of the National Book Award winner The Women of Brewster Place, Gloria Naylor, 66, died last Wednesday of heart failure.
In Canada, the shortlists were announced for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. The fiction list includes two Giller nominees (*) and three Writers’ Trust nominees (+):
Yiddish for Pirates, Gary Barwin (Random House Canada)*
Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Madeleine Thien (Norton/Knopf Canada)*
The Break, Katherena Vermette (House of Anansi) +
The Parcel, Anosh Irani (Knopf Canada)+
Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush, Kerry Lee Powell (Harper Canada)+